Chilly Gonzales - Solo Piano II
- Nicola Meighan
- 17 August 2012
Second anthology of self-penned neo-classical piano works
Eighteen months after telling The List that ‘the guy from Muse is asking for an ass-kicking, pianistically speaking’, and three years since he tanned Andrew WK’s proverbial in a New York piano-battle – not to mention his world record-breaking longest-ever solo concert – musical prodigy and on-stage livewire Chilly Gonzales returns with his second anthology of self-penned neo-classical piano works. (Its predecessor, Solo Piano was released in 2004 and remains his most successful record to date.)
The sometime Canadian electro-rap cad, also known as Gonzales and Jason Charles Beck (he requested that The List call him ‘Maestro’), has bestowed his ivory charms upon Drake, Feist and Daft Punk, but these lovely solo compositions suggest that Gonzales saved the best tunes for himself.